ESPN sought to get Laurie Fine's lawsuit dismissed on the basis, as far as I can tell of either:
1) It was all public record anyway, or
2) It was fair and unbiased coverage and therefore not subject to a lawsuit.
My two or three cents on this are that I'm glad the lawsuit is proceeding. Laurie Fine ended up looking
pretty bad horrible in all this, and I wouldn't say she is completely innocent in the events. However, the release of that phone call ruined her life "situation" up in Syracuse for good. Given that nobody has been ever able to prove any wrongdoing, no matter what the innuendos may suggest, she's completely in the right to take ESPN and that ****er Mark Schwarz for as much as she can get. My only concern about it is that it might encourage Bobby Davis and/or Gloria Allred to throw out some more muck in an attempt to get some press or a sympathetic ear. It certainly doesn't appear their lawsuit is going anywhere, but the wheel of civil trials is a slow, grinding one.